Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

 

 

Livingston Ripley
Waterfowl Conservancy

Protecting waterfowl and their habitats through research, education and conservation action

 

       

   About Falconry
       Experiences

   About the Falconer 

   Our Birds of Prey

   Pricing

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Experience our Birds of Prey like never before!
 

About Falconry Experiences
Run by Master Falconer and LRWC’s Director of Aviculture Nick Tiberio, these falconry experiences are truly unique. LRWC is one of only a handful of facilities in the country that can offer you the chance to
            personally interact with birds of prey;
            learn about their adaptations, conservation, and how they are trained and
               handled for falconry while watching their free-flight;
            as well as have these amazing birds land on your gloved hand.

Experiences can include:
             A lesson on the fascinating history of falconry, the equipment, the birds and their training
             Learning about the biology, life history, and conservation of birds of prey
             Free-flight demonstrations
             A hunting demonstration
             A ‘Hawk Walk’
             A chance to meet our owls face to face

 


About the Falconer
Master falconer Nick Tiberio is the Director of Aviculture at LRWC and has 16 years of experience working with birds of prey. He has hunted and flown a wide range of raptor species including hawks, falcons, and owls. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Nick worked as a professional abatement falconer in New York, training and flying a team of abatement falcons to deter pest birds from landfill grounds.

 

 

Our Birds of Prey
LRWC is home to a diverse group of Birds of Prey that includes a hawk, a falcon, and owls. Each bird has unique adaptations that make it a top predator in its respective environment and thus each brings a fascinating perspective to our falconry experiences. 

 

 

 

Harris's Hawk - "Alula" 

Saker Falcon - "Paris" 

Eurasian Eagle Owl - "Camo" 

Barn Owl - "Poppy"

 

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Pricing for Experiences

 Introductory Session - 45 min
   Experience handling and flying a trained Harris’s Hawk while learning about raptor behavior and    conservation.         $100 per participant

                                  $25 per non-participant*

  Hawk Walk Session - 75 min
    Experience a walk in the woods with a trained Harris’s Hawk flying back and forth from your
    glove to the trees while learning about raptor behavior and conservation.

                                  $150 per participant
                                  $35 per non-participant*

  Extended Experience - 90 min
    Meet all of our birds of prey (including our owls!) up close and personal before enjoying a Hawk     Walk and a hunting demonstration while learning about raptor behavior and conservation.
                                  $225 per participant
                                  $50 per non-participant*

  Group Session - please inquire about options and rates for group sessions. 

 

Participants must be 12 years of age or older to handle birds.

*non-participant: someone who does not handle a hawk, but may otherwise fully participate in the session.

 

 

If you have questions or wish to book a Falconry Experience,
contact LRWC at info@lrwc.net or call 860.567.2062 

 

 

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55 Duck Pond Road, P.O. Box 210, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759

 

Phone: 860.567.2062 / Fax: 860.567.4369/ info@lrwc.net